Photo Gallery: Special session. Eurasia – on the Path to the Future

On October 16, during its 15th Annual Meeting, the Valdai Discussion Club held a special session titled "Eurasia – on the Path to the Future".

This session is devoted to a fundamental rethinking of the direction of the country’s development as radical changes in the global balance of power prompt Russia to “pivot to the East.” Shifts in geo-economics are influencing geopolitics, such that Eurasia – according to its new, broader definition rather than the classical “heartland” concept on which it builds – is again becoming a crossroads of major outside interests. This opens up opportunities for Russia, but also carries risks. Part of this session includes the presentation of a Valdai Club book on Eurasian security released by a leading US publishing house.